(“I think we’re about 15 minutes away.”)
Really? Are we really almost there? That chill ran up my spine again. As we approached what appeared to be the afore-mentioned rendezvous location, I spotted a government-green Nissan truck that had to belong to our newest comrade, Benjamin Niemba. To my selfish pleasure, (and I saw Makali smile, too) it is a “meal on wheels”. Makali pointed and we both laughed out loud. It has a canvass tent mounted on the roof and the words, ‘Government Vehicle, Game Management’, painted on both front doors. I sure hope the lions can’t read, it could blow our cover!
Benjamin is sitting on a wooden bench in a well shaded section of the porch in front of the Lolgorien Quick Stop. We are right on schedule. It is 1:00 pm. It is obvious that the large tree casting its’ shadow on the porch has been a resident of Lolgorien much longer than this petrol station. As a matter of fact, it may be older than most of Lolgorien. Benjamin, like his truck, is dressed in the same government-green. He is wearing khaki pants and a long sleeve “green” safari shirt with, you guessed it, “Kenya Game Management” printed on it. If I hadn’t recognized him, he still would have been easy to spot.